Chocolate Earl Grey

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Black Tea
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Bergamot, Chocolate
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  • “How am I the first to write a tasting note for this one?!? Another from Octavia Tea… thanks so much! I was intrigued by this one and for good reason. I have no idea how bergamot works so well...” Read full tasting note
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From Octavia Tea

An elegant twist on the British tea classic, Chocolate Earl Grey artfully combines rich, black tea with Italian bergamot (the highly aromatic citrus fruit) and a silky, sweet touch of chocolate. Invoke a few moments of reverie with this lusciously smooth, antioxidant-rich, dessert-like cup.

NET WT (per tin): 2.65 oz (75 g)

Organic roasted carob Organic black tea Organic chocolate Natural bergamot flavor Organic rose petals Organic cornflower petals

This tea is USDA Certified Organic.

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How am I the first to write a tasting note for this one?!? Another from Octavia Tea… thanks so much! I was intrigued by this one and for good reason. I have no idea how bergamot works so well with chocolate, but it just does. Maybe it’s like those chocolate oranges. They seem like an odd combination, but they work. There are so many chocolate chips in the blend… BIG chocolate chips. Also plenty of rose petals. So not a lot of room for the black tea leaves, at least in my sample. For that reason the color of the brew looks more like a milk chocolate than a dark chocolate but the flavor is divine. Plenty of that chocolate melted. But there is also a lovely bergamot, sweet, that pairs very well with the chocolate. Basically the perfect type of bergamot that will work with chocolate. I’m not tasting very much rose from the petals, but it’s fine with me if I’m tasting mostly bergamot and chocolate. Also included is some carob, that gives it that extra level of flavor, a nice tang of bittersweet. I like that the base tea is Chinese black tea… if I had to say which base is most like chocolate on its own, I would say a Chinese black. So it’s a good choice here. All of the ingredients really compliment each other. The second cup was just as delicious, probably allowing the chocolate chips to melt the rest of the way. If you like Lupicia’s Earl Grey Chocolat, you’d probably like this. (Incidentally, to make sure I had the name correct on the Lupicia, I noticed I also gave that tea a rating of 94.) This cup is quite the indulgence, absolutely delicious, a dainty appreciative slow sipper. A favorite from Octavia, definitely.
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug // 19 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4-5 minute steep

Flavors: Bergamot, Chocolate

Kittenna

When you mentioned rose petals, I immediately thought of DavidsTea’s Earl of Chocolate. I bet they’re similar blends – I adore that one. I do have a chocolate EG from Upton that I believe is just chocolate + bergamot. Can’t recall my thoughts on it though.

tea-sipper

I don’t think I’ve tried either one of those teas. But up until last year, I wouldn’t have sought out the chocolate/bergamot combination… much like I avoided chocolate oranges forever and then thought the one I eventually tried was really good.

Martin Bednář

Chocolate and bergamot? Weird but apparently working good.

gmathis

Sounds wonderful! I’m always looking for an EG that isn’t an EG!

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